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Katharina Margaretha (Unknown) Fiebig (abt. 1812)

Katharina Margaretha (Margaretha) Fiebig formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jun 2017
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Volga German
Margaretha (Unknown) Fiebig is a Volga German.
Margaretha (Unknown) Fiebig has German Roots.

Family #73 in the 1834 Grimm census.

1834 Grimm Census [1]

Family # 73
Head of the Household Gottfried Fiebig, age 59
Wife Elisabeth Margaretha [Kaiser] Fiebig, age 56
Child #1 Johann Jakob Fiebig, age 31
Wife of Child #1 Anna Maria Fiebig, age 26, second wife
Grandchild #1 Johann Jakob Fiebig, age 9, by first wife
Grandchild #2 Philipp Jakob Fiebig, age 4, by second wife
Grandchild #3 Johann Philipp Fiebig, age 1 year 3 months, by second wife
Child #2 Johann Georg Fiebig, age 26
Wife of Child #2 Katharina Margaretha Fiebig, age 22
Grandchild #4 Anna Katharina Fiebig, age 2
Child #3 Heinrich Philipp Fiebig, age 6 months in 1816, deceased 1828
Child #4 Johann Philipp Fiebig, age 17
Child #5 Barbara Fiebig, age 14
Grandchild #5 Anna Elisabeth Fiebig, age 2 years 6 months, illegitimate granddaughter by Elisabeth Barbara Fiebig or Elisabeth Margaretha Fiebig Wittmann.

Research Notes

Katharina Margaretha was born after the 1798 census and married before the 1834 census. This means she was not captured in a census with her biological parents. Unless we find a descendant who has detailed private records or gain access to the right church records, we will probably never know her last name at birth.

Studying the maternal haplogroup of Anna Dorothea's female descendants could help narrow down her maternal ancestry, in that it can eliminate those people who are not a match with the maternal haplotype of her female descendants. This process of elimination is trickier than it sounds, because you need to not only know the haplotype of a direct female descendant, but also of possible matches.

For example, if you are a direct female descendant of Katharina Margaretha, then your maternal haplotype would be Sample A. Next:

  1. Narrow down her possible matches to the smallest number to keep this search manageable.
  2. Find a living descendant of each of those women and/or their mothers.
  3. Each of those living descendants must take a DNA test which includes the maternal haplotype.
  4. Compare the maternal haplotypes of these living descendants with the haplotype of Katharina Margaretha.
  5. If any of those maternal haplotypes do not match Sample A, then they cannot be her family of birth.
  6. If any of those maternal haplotypes is a match with Sample A, then they may be her family of birth.

Once you narrow the possibilities, you must use other methods to try to confirm if one of them is correct. You may discover that none of them is correct, and then your search will continue.

In this example, it's important to remember that Katharina Margaretha's maiden name was probably not Fiebig, unless she married a paternal cousin. This did happen, but not frequently.

Thus, in the 1834 census record above, the only descendants who would carry the same maternal haplotype would be those who also descended from daughter Anna Katharina Fiebig and her husband, whoever he was.

Katharina Margaretha, her husband Johann Georg, and daughter Anna Katharina Fiebig do not appear in the 1857 census with the rest of the family. [2] There is an indication that one of the brothers may have passed away and six of his children are listed at the end of family #77. [2] Because Johann Georg does not appear anywhere else in the 1834 census, it stands to reason that they may be his children, two of whom were females. None of those children is named Anna Katharina. She had probably already married and was living in another household. His wife Katharina Margaretha may have remarried, or she, too, may have been deceased.

Until it can be confirmed that these children were Katharina Margaretha's biological children, one can't rely on a descendant of one of them to have a matching DNA maternal haplotype to that of descendants through Katharina Margaretha Fiebig and her daughter Anna Katharina.


  1. 1834 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 2 February 1835; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2011; page 23, family #73, line 813, Katharina Margaretha Fiebig, age 22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 1857 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 5 November 1857; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2005; pages 30-31, families #76 and #77.

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